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Pacific islands invasive species data to be available globally

Helping Pacific islands publish data on alien and invasive species to support invasive species management is at the core of a regional workshop at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) this week.

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Investments to reverse biodiversity loss are economically beneficial

Reversing biodiversity loss by 2020 is the objective of the 193 countries that are party to the global Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In this context, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2020 were agreed upon by the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. A recent assessment has shown that the benefits of investing to meet the Aichi Targets far outweigh the costs. 

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Fish stocks in Asia-Pacific to be over by 2048

By 2048, the Asia-Pacific region may not have any fish stocks left. The region risks losing 45 per cent of its biodiversity and 90 per cent of coral reef, says a report released at the sixth plenary session of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Medellin, Colombia.

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Fiji - Protect our mangroves

The global theme for Earth Hour is Biodiversity...WWF-Pacific is focusing on Mangroves for Earth Hour 2018. Mangroves are culturally and economically important to coastal communities in Fiji.

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Intact forests are critically important, say scientists

A new study discusses how intact forests are critically important for mitigating climate change, maintaining water supplies, safeguarding biodiversity and even protecting human health.

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New Publication - Multi-functional Wetlands

This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. 

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